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A Community of Service

AmeriCorps Project YES! members and volunteers educate, nurture and inspire students in their schools and reach out to serve the community at large.


Project YES! News

Accepting Applications for 2018-2019 Service Year!

AmeriCorps Project YES! in West Town is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year. Project YES! members will work with children in Chicago schools and non-profits. Members will serve as tutors and mentors, creating volunteer opportunities for students and community members, as well as have the opportunity to partner with classroom teachers and program staff to enhance core curriculum and create innovative learning environments. If you are interested in community organizing and education, this opportunity should not be overlooked! Apply Today!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Project YES! just celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by hosting our 11th Annual Literacy Fair on Monday, January 15th at the Northwestern Settlement. Members designed the literacy fair around the theme of “Knowledge is Power”. Adult volunteers assisted children from all over the community  in literacy games, crafts, and activities. Each child participant received a backpack with school supplies and chose a book from our library.

Project YES! Members #ServingThoseWhoServed at Jesse Brown VAMC

Project YES! members volunteered at Jesse Brown VAMC at their annual Veteran's Day Commemoration on November 11, 2017 by handing out gifts, serving lunch, and spending time with veterans thanking them for their service.

Where Are They Now: Clif Nelson

Clif Nelson, '14-'15 Member: Currently a PeaceCorps Volunteer in Peru. I am in the Youth development program. I am in Oyotun, Lambayeque which is northern region of Peru. Here my job is to create programs with local leaders that will develop skills of youth in my community. We currently have created a leadership school and a environmental club.
PY! helped me learn about the world of service and the good that it does in the community. Project YES! pushed me towards a new direction in my life. Before I wanted to be a police officer and now I have switched to be more development oriented. I am currently in the process of applying to graduate school for International Development.